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2019 Keynote and Featured Speakers

Sharon Allan
Sharon Allan
Chief Innovation Officer
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Julie Borlaug
Julie Borlaug
Vice President Communications and Public Relations
Inari
Brian Bryce
Brian Bryce
Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of F. Brian Bryce, Jr.
Alfred Griffin
Alfred Griffin
President
NY Green Bank
Kevin Guskiewicz
Kevin Guskiewicz
UNC Interim Chancellor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jim Haskins
Jim Haskins
Smart+Connected Communities Business Development for the Eastern U.S.
Cisco
Olga Hawn
Olga Hawn
Faculty Director
Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Reginald Holley
Reginald Holley
Principal and Founder
The Longmire Group
Mark Laabs
Mark Laabs
Managing Director
Modern Energy
Terry Magnuson
Terry Magnuson
Vice Chancellor
UNC Research
Philip Mezey
Philip Mezey
Chief Executive Officer
Itron
Michael Piehler
Michael Piehler
Director, UNC Institute for the Environment, Professor of Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
UNC Chapel Hill
John Preyer
John Preyer
Co-Founder, President and COO
Restoration Systems
Michael S. Regan
Michael S. Regan
Secretary
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
DeAndrea Salvador
DeAndrea Salvador
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI)
Lloyd Yates
Lloyd Yates
Executive Vice President, Customer and Delivery Operations and President, Carolinas Region
Duke Energy

Panelists

William Aimutis
William Aimutis
Director
NC Food Innovation Lab
Charlie Askey
Charlie Askey
Group Leader Energy and Renewables
Timmons Group
Roian Atwood
Roian Atwood
Director of Sustainability
VF Jeanswear
Jacquie Ayala
Jacquie Ayala
Energy Campaign & Outreach Coordinator, Consumer & Housing Project
NC Justice Center
Jon Ball
Jon Ball
Executive Vice President, Nuclear Power Plants
GE Hitachi
Jochen Bard
Jochen Bard
Division Director Energy Process Technology
Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE)
Charlie Bayless
Charlie Bayless
Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (“NCEMC”)
Damian Beauchamp
Damian Beauchamp
Principal
8 Rivers
Brian Bednar
Brian Bednar
President and Founder
Birdseye Renewable Energy
Courtney Bell
Courtney Bell
President and Founder
Ungraded Produce
Todd BenDor
Todd BenDor
Professor, Director of Ph.D. Program
Carolina Planning
Stacey Berahzer
Stacey Berahzer
CEO and Founder
IB Environmental
Adam Bergman
Adam Bergman
Senior Vice President, Clean Tech Banking & Head of AgTech Practice
Wells Fargo
Julianne Bielski
Julianne Bielski
Chief Technology Officer
Rx Maker
Brian Boutin
Brian Boutin
Director, Albemarle-Pamlico Program
The Nature Conservancy
Todd Bridges
Todd Bridges
Senior Research Scientist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Leah Brown
Leah Brown
CEO
CORDS (Community-Centric Opioid Research and Data Services)
Tom Butler
Tom Butler
Owner / Manager
Butler Farms
Doug Calaway
Doug Calaway
CEO
Your Local Greens
Douglas Cameron
Douglas Cameron
Senior Managing Director
U.S.-China Green Fund
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
Research Associate/ PhD Candidate
Marine Aquaculture Research Center, NC State University
Alex Cerwin
Alex Cerwin
Global Strategy & Insights Manager
Novozymes North America
Gregory Characklis
Gregory Characklis
Director
Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dianne Cherry
Dianne Cherry
Director of Engagement
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Susan Cohen
Susan Cohen
Associate Director
Institute for the Environment at UNC Chapel Hill
Matthew Coleman
Matthew Coleman
Key Account Manager
Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company
Cheryl Collins
Cheryl Collins
Director of Sales
NuScale Power
Amy Cooke
Amy Cooke
Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
UNC Environment, Ecology and Energy Program
Leila Costa
Leila Costa
Sustainability Architect, Universities
Sodexo
Dorn Cox
Dorn Cox
Research Director
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment
Carolyn Currin
Carolyn Currin
Research Ecologist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service
Nathan Daigle
Nathan Daigle
Global Director, Environment Health and Safety
Cree
Tom Darden
Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee
Joseph DeCarolis
Joseph DeCarolis
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
NC State University
Dionne Delli-Gatti
Dionne Delli-Gatti
Director, Southeast Clean Energy
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Aaron Dossey
Aaron Dossey
President, Founder, Owner and Author
All Things Bugs, Griopro Cricket Powder
Ken Dulaney
Ken Dulaney
Director of Industry and Innovation
FREEDM Systems Center
Francine Durso
Francine Durso
Senior Project Manager
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)
Andrea Eilers
Andrea Eilers
Program Manager, Energy and Environment
Triangle J Council of Governments
Olivia Eskew
Olivia Eskew
Sustainability Coordinator
Cypress Creek Renewables
Adam Fischer
Adam Fischer
Transportation Director
City of Greensboro
Tom Flaherty
Tom Flaherty
Operations Leader, Global Supply Chain
GE Onshore Renewables
Carol Folt
Carol Folt
Chancellor from 2013 - 2019
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Joe Forbes
Joe Forbes
Chairman
Causam eXchange
Michael Fotinatos
Michael Fotinatos
Strategic Implementation Specialist
The Good Food Institute
Tobin Freid
Tobin Freid
Sustainability Manager
Durham City & County
Travis Frey
Travis Frey
Vice President, Science and Innovation
WISErg Corporation
Johnna Frierson
Johnna Frierson
Director of Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Carolyn Fryberger
Carolyn Fryberger
Economic Development Manager
NCGrowth at Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Angie Fyfe
Angie Fyfe
Executive Director
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, USA
Aubrey Germ
Aubrey Germ
Climate and Resilience Planner, Office of Sustainability
City of Baltimore
Don Giecek
Don Giecek
Senior Development Manager
Apex Clean Energy
Lyndsey Gilpin
Lyndsey Gilpin
Editor and Publisher
Southerly
Emily Glenn
Emily Glenn
Business Development Director
Arbiom
Kathleen Gray
Kathleen Gray
Director
Environmental Resource Program (ERP)
Melanie Henderson
Melanie Henderson
Environmental Engineer, Mobile Source Compliance Branch, Division of Air Quality
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)
Kevin Hernandez
Kevin Hernandez
Director
ScottMadden
Amber Hewett
Amber Hewett
Offshore Wind Energy Campaign Manager
National Wildlife Federation
Dale Hill
Dale Hill
Founder
Proterra
Nicola Hill
Nicola Hill
Water Planning Analyst
HDR
Adam Hise
Adam Hise
Origination Associate
Scout Clean Energy
Jeff Hughes
Jeff Hughes
Director of Environmental Finance Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joshua Humphreys
Joshua Humphreys
President and Senior Fellow
Croatan Institute
Steve Ihnot
Steve Ihnot
Chief Financial Officer
juwi
Bob Irvin
Bob Irvin
Executive Director
Joules Accelerator
Brad Ives
Brad Ives
Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises
UNC Chapel Hill
Kenneth Jennings
Kenneth Jennings
Director, Renewable Strategy and Policy
Duke Energy
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Vice President, Agriculture Sector Development
NC Biotechnology Center
Katy Jones
Katy Jones
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
FoodLogiQ
Steve Kalland
Steve Kalland
Executive Director
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Andrew Kennedy
Andrew Kennedy
Interim Director
IFT Global Food Traceability Center
Jordan Kern
Jordan Kern
Assistant Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources
NC State University
David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick
Managing Director and Co-Founder
SJF Ventures
Susanne Kjemtrup
Susanne Kjemtrup
Independent Consultant
Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC
Greg Koch
Greg Koch
Technical Director
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Katharine Kollins
Katharine Kollins
President
Southeastern Wind Coalition
Lucyna Kurtyka
Lucyna Kurtyka
Senior Scientific Program Director
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Zachary Kuznar
Zachary Kuznar
Director of CHP, Energy Storage and Microgrid Development
Duke Energy
Mark Laabs
Mark Laabs
Managing Director
Modern Energy
Jonathan Landy
Jonathan Landy
Business Development Manager
Duke Energy
Katherine Lane
Katherine Lane
Environmental Engineer
Unilever
John Lemire
John Lemire
Director of Transmission Resources
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
Ward Lenz
Ward Lenz
Managing Director
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Karen LeVert
Karen LeVert
CEO
Ag TechInventures
Zane Lichtneger
Zane Lichtneger
Principal Sustainability Analyst, Global Environmental Program
SAS
Soren Lund
Soren Lund
Head of Strategic Growth, F&B, Americas
Novozymes North America
Melissa Malkin-Weber
Melissa Malkin-Weber
Sustainability Director
Self-Help Credit Union and Ventures Fund
Penn Markham
Penn Markham
Engineer, Distribution Planning and DG Integration
Dominion Energy
Emmanuel Martin-Lauzer
Emmanuel Martin-Lauzer
Business Development Director
Nexans High Voltage USA
Will McDow
Will McDow
Director, Resilient Landscapes
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Erin McElligott
Erin McElligott
Business Consultant
Three Zeros
Michael McGhee
Michael McGhee
Executive Director
U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
Charlie McNairy
Charlie McNairy
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer
International Farming Corporation
Kevin Meagher
Kevin Meagher
President
Power Analytics
Jordan Meer
Jordan Meer
Vice President, Renewable Power Group
Goldman Sachs
Jeffrey Merrifield
Jeffrey Merrifield
Energy Section Leader and Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mick Messman
Mick Messman
Chief Commercial Officer
GreenLight Biosciences
Joe Milazzo II, PE
Joe Milazzo II, PE
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Alliance
Brooks Mixon
Brooks Mixon
Grounds Maintenance Manager
Sun Raised Farms
Pavel Molchanov
Pavel Molchanov
Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
Raymond James & Associates
Jonas Monast
Jonas Monast
Assistant Professor, Director
Center on Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3)
Scott Morrissey
Scott Morrissey
Senior Director, Sustainability
Denver International Airport
Jennifer Mundt
Jennifer Mundt
Senior Policy Advisor
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Brian Murray
Brian Murray
Director, Duke University Energy Initiative
Duke University
Michael Myers
Michael Myers
President
Envirolink
Amol Naik
Amol Naik
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Atlanta
Dawn Nall
Dawn Nall
Program Manager
Southwest Environmental Finance Center
John Nichols
John Nichols
Director of Energy Analytics and Informed Design
Moseley Architects
Devin Nieusma
Devin Nieusma
Business Development Associate
State of Place
Brian O’Hara
Brian O’Hara
Senior Vice President Strategy and Government Affairs
Strata Solar
LaKisha Odom, Ph.D
LaKisha Odom, Ph.D
Scientific Program Director
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Joel Olsen
Joel Olsen
CEO
O2 emc
Justin Ong
Justin Ong
Program Director
ClearPath
Gabriele Onorato
Gabriele Onorato
Principal and Chief Agronomist
International Farming Corporation
Elizabeth Ouzts
Elizabeth Ouzts
Freelance Journalist
Southeast Energy News
Rad Page
Rad Page
Chief Commercial Officer
PlantResponse
Patricia Parker
Patricia Parker
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keith Pehl
Keith Pehl
President and CEO
Optima Engineering
Jessica Perkins
Jessica Perkins
Director of Sustainability
Apeel Sciences
Craig Poff
Craig Poff
Director of Development, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind
Avangrid Renewables
Sam Polino
Sam Polino
MBA Student
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
John Preyer
John Preyer
Co-Founder, President and COO
Restoration Systems
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
VP Market Development and Innovation
Hitachi Energy
Ryan Rapp
Ryan Rapp
Head of Product Discovery
Pairwise Plants
Lang Reynolds
Lang Reynolds
Manager of Electric Transportation
Duke Energy
Marianela Rodriguez
Marianela Rodriguez
Innovation Scout Lead
BASF
Traci Rose Rider
Traci Rose Rider
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Doctor of Design Faculty, and PhD Faculty
North Carolina State University’s College of Design
Carol Rosenfeld
Carol Rosenfeld
Senior Project Director
Environmental Finance Center, UNC School of Government
Stephen M. Ross
Stephen M. Ross
Representative - Deputy Majority Leader
North Carolina General Assembly
Katherine Ross
Katherine Ross
Partner
Parker Poe
Susan Sanford
Susan Sanford
Executive Director
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Marisa Scavo
Marisa Scavo
Project Developer
Cypress Creek Renewables
Charlotte Sedlock
Charlotte Sedlock
Sustainability Team
Apeel Sciences
Jyotika Sharma
Jyotika Sharma
Manager Business Analysis
Biogen
Cindy Shea
Cindy Shea
Director
Sustainability @ UNC
Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
Senior Enterprise Editor
Huffington Post
Lisa Shpritz
Lisa Shpritz
Senior Vice President, Environmental Business & Engagement Executive, Global Environmental Group
Bank of America
Jim Sides
Jim Sides
Regional Energy Program Manager
Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST)
Tony Smith
Tony Smith
Sr. Director of Finance & Warranty Operations
Strata Solar
Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith
Principal Engineer
Southern Company
Travis Smith
Travis Smith
Director of Smart Water Strategy
Sensus, a Xylem brand
Ashley Smyth
Ashley Smyth
Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry
Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida
Ryan Snow
Ryan Snow
Director, Market Transformation + Development
U.S. Green Building Council
Julian Spector
Julian Spector
Staff Writer
Greentech Media
Kristi E. Swartz
Kristi E. Swartz
Reporter
Energywire
David Swintosky
David Swintosky
Interim CFO
Improved Nature
John Szoka
John Szoka
Conference Leader
N.C. House of Representatives
Jai Templeton
Jai Templeton
Former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture
AgLaunch
Tim Tetreault
Tim Tetreault
Energy and Water Program Manager
Department of Defense, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)
Bill Throndset
Bill Throndset
Senior Manager, BioAg Fermentation
Novozymes North America
Mary Tiger
Mary Tiger
Sustainability Manager
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Jochen Tilger
Jochen Tilger
Managing Director
Tilger Biofuels
Ulrich Tombuelt
Ulrich Tombuelt
Chief Operations Officer
SAERTEX USA
Tracy Triggs-Matthews
Tracy Triggs-Matthews
Associate Director
UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise
Angel Turner
Angel Turner
Senior Data Scientist
Growers
Paul Ulanch
Paul Ulanch
Executive Director, Crop Commercialization Program
NC Biotechnology Center
Ivan Urlaub
Ivan Urlaub
Executive Director
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Brian Vaughn
Brian Vaughn
Business Analyst
STRATIS IoT
Jeff Warren
Jeff Warren
Research Director
North Carolina Policy Collaboratory
Christopher Wedding
Christopher Wedding
Managing Partner
IronOak Energy Capital
Kraig Westerbeek
Kraig Westerbeek
Senior Director
Smithfield Renewables
Sam Whitin
Sam Whitin
New England Operations Manager
EA Engineering, Science & Technology
Jeff Whitt
Jeff Whitt
Director of Advanced Reactors and Government Services
Framatome
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Clean Energy
Carl Wilkins
Carl Wilkins
Executive Advisor, Vice President, Distribution & Asset Operations
Quanta Technology
Curtis Wynn
Curtis Wynn
President and CEO
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
Beth Wytiaz
Beth Wytiaz
SVP, Global Environmental Operations Manager, LEED® AP BD+C
Bank of America, Global Environmental Group
Matt Zapp
Matt Zapp
Town Manager
Town of Benson
Jinxiang Zhu
Jinxiang Zhu
Senior Principal Consultant
ABB